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  Limited addition Marc Jacobs shrits for sale at the Marc Jacobs accessories store on Bleecker street in NYC. $24 For The Families On The Go Music for Tots As parents we all know how difficult it can be to keep track of your child’s bottles, clothes, shoes, lunch bags etc when you are out […]

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Siblings in All but Blood

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By: Lauren Jankowski He’s the light-haired, dark-eyed Swede. I’m the dark-haired, bright-eyed Irish/Cherokee mutt. To look at us, nobody would guess that we were related in any way, much less siblings. We look nothing alike. When I was in elementary school, I frequently had people tell me that it must be so much easier for […]

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An American Tourist Goes to China

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By: Madge I just returned from China on a 33-person tour with a high-end company, and I have some advice for travelers looking to visit the country. First, you must decide whether you want to travel with a group (small or large), or individually (with maybe just one partner).  Secondly, you must pay close attention […]

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The Butterfly Effect

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Name: Matthew Nathan It wasn’t supposed to be like this. As a 14-year-old, I had it all figured out. Married by 26. A dad by 28. Archaeologist. A trip from Point Barrow to Tierra del Fuego in the SUV my parents would naturally buy me on my graduation from high school. Oh, and a horse. […]

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The Ecstasy of Blue Underpants

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By: Katherine Ellis My sister missed my niece’s potty training window; at least, that’s what she suspected. They were too busy; they waited past the pinnacle of Lulu’s potty excitement. She was on the downhill slide, totally over the potty, when my sister decided it was time. By then three year-old Lulu didn’t care, she […]

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